The Open Society Foundations (OSF) request information from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) about initiatives where they have worked with the police to improve the health and human rights of sex workers and/or drug users.
Marijuana possession may be decriminalized in Belize as the Central American nation joins a list of countries from Mexico to Uruguay whose leaders have called for alternatives in the U.S.-led war on drugs.
Uruguay may be poised to become the first country to opt for a state controlled and legally regulated cannabis market for medical as well as recreational purposes, including cultivation and distribution.
The campaign highlights the damaging effects of drug criminalisation in order to generate support for evidence based, alternative approaches that protect the rights, health and potential of young people around the world.
The Global Network for Public Interest Law is seeking nominations for the second annual European Award for Partnership in the Public Interest, which will recognize the best pro bono legal project (or projects) undertaken jointly between a non-governmental organization and a law firm in Europe.
The network was established to stimulate the growth and support the development of drug user organisations in other parts of Kenya in order to create a representative platform for input into policy and programming that impact on people who use drugs.
The campaign “Drug Law: it’s time to change” will collect 1 million signatures to present Brazil’s National Congress with a bill calling for more equitable and effective drug legislation in the country.
This is a short summary of the 2nd Annual Conference of COPOLAD, an ambitious project which seeks to increase dialogue and cooperative work between governments from Latin America and the European Union.
Since 2011, CIDDH has implemented a hotline called The Green Line (or Línea Verde in Spanish) which provides legal information and assistance to all Peruvians who are questioned and arbitrarily arrested for drug use (mostly cannabis).
Taking place only a few weeks after the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012, an event where discussion of counter-narcotics policy was noticeably absent, the IDPC-funded International Institute of Strategic Studies colloquium succeeded in stimulating discussion on an issue area that has currently…
The new legislation will reduce risks to the public by removing untested and potentially harmful products from being sold and introducing a pre-market approval scheme with testing requirements and retail restrictions for low-risk psychoactive substances.